An integral part of the Group’s sustainability is the economic value generated from our operations. We are cognisant that our continued growth and economic performance is crucial to our many stakeholders and to each of the communities in which we operate.

In the financial year to 30 September 2016, UDG Healthcare added economic value of €583.8 million (being revenue of €1,625.9 million less €1,042.1 million of input costs paid to suppliers). Remuneration to employees of €462.0 million, corporate taxes of €21.5 million, interest paid to lenders of €12.7 million and dividends paid to shareholders of €27.4 million resulted in 90% of total value generated being redistributed to our economic community.